CICS.NOVA of Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Project Leader

CICS.NOVA is the project leader of the consortium and is responsable to coordinate and manage the project. The CrowdWork team is composed by Dr. Nuno Boavida and Prof. Dr. António Brandão Moniz of the Observatory of Technology Assessment. CICS.NOVA is located at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSCH), a part of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.  CICS.NOVA is a large research unit created in 2015, composed by around 400 researchers dedicated to interdisciplinary studies of social sciences, many of whom are PhD holders and PhD students. In the last two years, CICS.NOVA hosted around 70 research projects, granted by European and international funding agencies, as well as by non-research oriented companies and entities.




Project partner

Notus-asr is a private, non-profit research institute devoted to applied social research. It was established in 2013 as an association of senior experts with longstanding expertise in the fields of work, employment and industrial relations; local sustainable development; vocational education and training and labour and social policies – with a focus on gender and social equity. Its mission is to develop applied social research at the Spanish and the international level whilst providing support for key public and private actors (policy-makers, business, civil society) involved in socially responsible and sustainable growth. notus-asr works in collaboration with a wide range of institutional actors, (mainly universities, local administrations, social partners and NGOs) in Catalonia, Spain, Europe and beyond. notus-asr uses an interdisciplinary approach using different and innovative methodologies to solve practical problems, add value to existing processes and build a comparative analytical framework to approach applied social research. notus-asr offers the following services: Developing studies and reports; Providing support and technical assistance for program implementation; Technical assistance to public and private entities for the design, management and evaluation of policies; Organisation of seminars, workshops and training activities; Promoting publications and other activities in order to disseminate applied social research.

ITAS of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Project partner

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation with about 8000 employees, 18,500 students, and a total annual budget of about 700 million Euros. Higher education, research, and innovation are the three pillars of KIT’s activities. In establishing innovative research structures, KIT is pursuing joint strategies and visions. KIT’s research profile is characterised by a strong focus on energy technology, nanotechnology and materials research, elementary particle and astroparticle physics as well as climate and environmental research. It has significant competencies in the fields of information and communication technologies, mobility systems, optics and photonics, and the inter- relations of humans and technology.
ITAS/KIT stands for Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It produces analytical knowledge and assessments of socio‐technical developments covering questions on ecology, societal consequences, culture etc. The institute’s major goals are advice for research and technology policy, provision of knowledge to civil society, and the organization and observation of participation processes on questions of emerging technologies. In this context, ITAS/KIT has vast experiences in coordinating and participating in EU projects.


Project partner

The Centre for Social Sciences (CSS/MTA TK) was founded in 2012, by the union of four institutions of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: the Institute for Legal Studies, Institute for Minority Studies, Institute for Political Science, and Institute for Sociology. The primary objective of the Centre for Social Sciences is to conduct basic research in social science. Researchers at the Centre conduct both theoretical and empirical research, and the results are disseminated to both the academic and general public at scientific and professional events. Beyond research, the Centre provides a forum for domestic social science discussions through the organisation of conferences and the provision of infrastructural support for both the associations of social sciences and their most important social science journals in Hungary. Our researchers also disseminate scientific knowledge by organising conferences for the wider public and by publishing scientific essays and books.

The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1963. The Institute, with more than 50 associates is currently the biggest research establishment of Hungarian sociology. The researchers of the Institute conduct the empirical study of social processes with aspirations of developing sociological theories and methodology. As experts they participate in the management of the society, in elaborating the different sociological contexts of the social policy and economy, in the development of different types of reform concepts and also in their critical analysis. The associates of the Institute organize workshops, national and international conferences for the discussion of scientific issues. In the past few years, the great international projects.

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